Saturday, October 31, 2015

#526 the little gift

MFT sketch challenge #252 was the inspiration for this cutie.  I wanted a Christmas card to add to my Caring Hearts collection. I took a present stamp and replaced the pile of snow that the little MFT girl was holding.  Just a little altering to extend the way to use a stamp.  I cut around her mittens and arms with a craft knife and inserted the cut out present giving a bit of dimension on the card.  I wanted to use sequins for the card and I have some clear ones that I have cut with the MFT sequins die but these are going to the elderly in nursing homes and I didn’t want them to maybe pick them off and be a choking hazard.  In place of that idea I chose to use my Viva Pearl Pens (my best friends in the craft room. ) I really like how soft this little card turned out.  I am also trying to use up the pile of things on the side of my desk and this shimmering background made with a Tim Holtz stencil has been sitting in that pile since February, I think.  Mission accomplished.  I also used two pieces of water color paper scraps from that pile.  Success feels so good.


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  1. Applause! Applause! On so many levels! This card is a masterpiece of technique and using up your schtuff! I love it, Janeen!! Hugs, Darnell

  2. Oh, my goodness, my friend! I am so sorry I haven't stopped by lately!!!! I just don't know what's happening in my world some days! I love this pink perfection! You colored her sooooo well! Great card!

  3. What a great card. You can't tell that you snuck those presents in there and that they weren't already there. Very cool!